I read a lot of productivity books. I don’t think it makes me more productive. Because really if I would just learn the lessons from one book, I shouldn’t need to keep reading them, right?

The latest few I have read, and some blog posts that have come up recently talk about rituals. This word must mean something different to them, then it does to me. As google defines a ritual as:

a religious or solemn ceremony consisting of a series of actions performed according to a prescribed order.


relating to or done as a religious or solemn rite.

Well, I think me and google are on the same track. Ritual to me is something religious that is done repetitively, like regular worship of some kind.

These productivity posts and books seem to be using it as another work for routine. I guess ritual is a more hardcore form of a routine? I don’t know, it just seems like an odd use of the word ritual to me.

* perhaps I should start a tag for just rambles 😉


Back to Life

I was laid up sick for about 5 days. It wasn’t fun, and working your day job from bed is an interesting thing to have to do. Anyways….

The strange part of being sick is your routines are completely thrown off. Today was my first day back on a normal routine. It was a bit strange to make the bed, but it felt like an accomplishment. It was good to shower, put on real clothes (not pyjamas) and get ready for a workday. And, at the end of the day it was strange again to do the normal bedtime routine (right now I am in the habit of writing after getting prepped for bed).

After any time being out of the habits and routines of daily life it feels so good to be back in the swing of things. But, it also gives you the opportunity to question all of those routines and habits. Are they all necessary? Can they be done differently or in a different order to make your day go smoother?